President's Discretionary

The Village for Families & Children

2018 - $25,000

This funding will support The Village’s work to raise awareness of a trauma treatment known as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR. The treatment is generally available among private practitioners, but is not as recognized or available among community mental health providers, who represent a major source of behavioral health care for children covered by Medicaid. The Village will work to raise awareness of EMDR, document the outcomes for children who have received EMDR treatment at The Village, and seek to have it recognized by the state as an evidence-based treatment, which could lead to its wider adoption.